25 Unexpected Cake Mix Recipes

25 Delicious Ways to Use Cake Mix

You won’t believe how yummy the Coconut Lemon Cake Mix Bars are! Or how easy they are to make!

From the cookbook: 25 Best Uses for Cake Mix


You can make a lot more than cake with cake mix. From Pineapple Bars to a Slow Cooker Coffee Cake to Mini Gingerbread Men Cookies, discover the many different ways you can turn an ordinary box of cake mix into an extraordinary treat. Start baking everything in 25 Best Uses for Cake Mix right now, when you join the RecipeLion Gold Club today!

When we cook and bake, we’re doing so much more than feeding ourselves and our families. The right foods can transport us to a different place or another time. One taste of Pineapple Pudding Cake, and I feel like I’m at a summer pool party.

One recipe that’s guaranteed to transport you to a warm, sunny day is the Coconut Lemon Cake Mix Bars. The sweet tastes of pineapple, coconut, and lemon are paradise on a plate. Close your eyes when you try these and I’m pretty sure you’ll see palm trees and hear the ocean. There’s something else this recipe does, too, and it’s just one you’ll find in 25 Best Uses for Cake Mix. Every recipe in this cookbook takes a box of cake mix and turns it into something unexpected and delightful.

You can take a trip back in time with the Brown Butter Frosted Pecan Cake recipe. All you need is a box of yellow cake mix and a few additional ingredients to make either of these.

Short on time? Try the Cake Mix Oatmeal Cookies. Forgot a birthday at work? The Pumpkin Spice Magic Cake will bail you out. Heading to a party or potluck? Bring the Crazy-Easy Cake Mix Cookies (made with creamy peanut butter and white chocolate chips!), and be the most popular cook there.

25 Best Uses for Cake Mix is filled with some of the yummiest and easiest dessert recipes around.

At the risk of sounding like the only thing I eat is summery foods, I have to share the Coconut Lemon Cake Mix Bars recipe with you. They’re so amazingly delicious. Imagine a bright, sunny lemon bar, with the lemony tang you’re used to, but with a smoother, cake-like texture. It’s like your favorite tropical beverage – only it’s on a plate!

To make them, combine lemon cake mix with melted butter, vanilla, and eggs, and mix completely. Pour the mixture into your prepared pan, and spread evenly.

In another bowl, combine the powdered sugar, remaining eggs, cream cheese, and coconut flakes, mixing well. Pour the powdered sugar mixture into the prepared dish on top of your other mixture and spread evenly.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, and do your best to let them cool a little before you dig in! These are so wonderfully good. And they’re perfect for a dessert at home or to pack up and bring to a get together.

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As easy as the Coconut Lemon Cake Mix Bars are, it doesn’t get much easier than the Cake Mix Fruit Cobbler. All you need is cake mix, your choice of fruit, and one extra special surprise ingredient – seltzer. And it’s so easy to make that you can mix and match flavors over and over again: lemon-peach or apple-raspberry for example.

To make this light, airy cobbler, arrange the fruit on the bottom of a prepared baking dish. Mix the dry cake mix with the seltzer until the batter is smooth. Spread the batter evenly over the fruit and bake at 350 degrees for about one hour.

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The decadent Caramel Chocolate Poke Cake brings all the sweet crunch of a Heath Bar to a deliciously moist chocolate cake. And it might just be me, but when you top it with caramel sauce and whipped cream, it’s darn near irresistible. You won’t believe how easy this recipe is, either.

Begin by making the chocolate cake according to the package directions. When the cake is done, poke holes in the cake with a skewer, then pour sweetened condensed milk over the top. Follow that with caramel, and then after the cake cools, spread whipped topping over the whole thing and sprinkle with chopped Heath Bars!

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25 Best Uses for Cake Mix includes full-color pictures, and everything you need to know to make each of these recipes. Along with the Caramel Chocolate Poke Cake, the Cake Mix Fruit Cobbler, and the Tropical Breeze Cake Bars recipes, you’ll get the recipes for :

  • Easy Orange Bundt Cake — Made with fresh-squeezed orange juice, orange zest, and orange marmalade, this brightly-flavored cake is swoon-worthy, and dare we say, tastes like sunshine!
  • Lazy Lane Cake—This easy cake recipe will “wow” your guests every single time. The southern-style recipe is one of the most unique cake recipes you’ll ever make.
  • 2-ingredient Cherry Cake—So good your friends will think it came from a bakery! It’s a perfect summer dessert, and you only need two ingredients to make this. Yes, really!
  • And so many more! This is just a small sampling of all the amazing cake recipes you’ll get!

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